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2003 Subaru Impreza

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 24/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2003 Subaru Impreza Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 846 Ratings for the 2002 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Love this car

By on Monday, August 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "very good looking, reliable and safe"

Cons: "insurance is very expensive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This car was purchased for my husband and then he got another car. I took the opportunity to sell my car and took the cool WRX... that was around 2007. No regrets. The only reason why comfort & convenience got a '9' is there is no auto key trunk access. No big deal. Love my WRX xoxoxoxo"

Fast, easy to use

By on Monday, August 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 121,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun, fast, reliable, handles like a champ"

Cons: "uncomfortable seats, premium gas, stiff clutch"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Really fun to drive! Handles very well in inclement weather and has been quite reliable. My kids always want to drive it! Lots of interior space, heated seats, acceleration"

Best car ever owned

By on Friday, July 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great handling; gives feeling of safety"

Cons: "Noisy, both road and engine"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Have had car since new in Dec 02; only once did the engine malfunction after a very bumpy ride and then corrected itself; handling is exceptional and power is great especially at higher speeds. Both engine noise and road noise are high. As with most Subarus, no rattles or squeaks and after 12 years, still the original exhaust sytem, battery, and plugs. Engine and brake system leaks added some extra maintenance cost but everything else has worn well; still looks fairly new inside and out. And still turns heads after a wash!"

1 person out of 5 found this review helpful

Fun car to drive...terrible reliability.

By on Saturday, June 14, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Major engine damage

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "fun to drive (when it works)"

Cons: "unreliable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"We were the second owners of our wrx and took great care of it. It was under a warranty at the dealership up to 100k miles, so we took it in for repairs there for quite some time (repairs were needed frequently). However, the last few years, we also had intermittent issues with the engine sputtering or jerking in the lower gears. The dealership tried to fix it numerous times, but could never figure out what was causing the issue. Then, on the way home from work, the oil pressure light went on. We took it to the shop and found that there was major engine damage. This was very disappointing because it had been well cared for and maintained. We will never buy another Subaru after our experience with this one."

4 people out of 22 found this review helpful

This has been the best car I ever purchased

By on Thursday, May 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great value, reliable, fun, great in bad weather."

Cons: "I can not think of one."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car has been extremely reliable, comfortable, safe and fun! Plus it goes anywhere - rain, snow, ice, mud, you name it and it will go in any weather conditions. I was an interstate warrior in this car for years and I couldn't think of a single thing that I could change or add to make my experience in this car better."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great basic transportation

By on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "safe, reliable, lots of interior space"

Cons: "boring driving dynamics, underpowered"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I purchased a 2004 Impreza Wagon in 2006, trading in a low MPG Jeep for better fuel economy. It had the best safety rating for compact cars in 2004, it is reliable, and for the size it has a HUGE interior. Over the past 8 years, it has had just one mechanical issue - a loose hose that sprayed coolant on the engine block and spewed thick black smoke. The repair bill was less than the cost to have the engine bay cleaned. But...the base engine seriously lacks power and the suspension does no favors to the driving dynamics. The base model is nothing close to the WRX. The car has been an excellent commuter vehicle getting me from point A to B efficiently, safely, and reliably. All-wheel-drive in a compact hatchback is a great combo."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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